Central America and Mexico
It likes warmer, humid conditions but will do just fine in a dryer environment with regular misting do not allow water to collect in the leaf bases as this will cause the plants to rot. Good ventilation is a must Feed with dilute liquid fertilizer fortnightly.
Ionanthas are valued for their spectacular bloom coloration and production of "Pups" that they grow from their base.
Ionantha Guatemalas are typically green in color, but turn an amazing red or pink color when they come into bloom. Once in full bloom, they produce purple flowers protruding from the center of the plant.
Ornamental plants which are great for attracting birds.